Friday, February 1, 2013

Foodie Friday: Brownie Edition

When I started this blog I had planned to include sewing, knitting, and cooking projects; I completely failed at the last one in 2012.  So, in an effort to put the "savory" (& sweet) back into Savory Stitches, I'm going to post one food-related thing every week for Foodie Friday.  And I thought I would start with brownies, because, well, how can you go wrong with fat, sugar, and chocolate??

I have an insatiable sweet tooth, so I don't bake very often.  I have zero self-control when it comes to baked goods, especially in the comfort of my own home.  I can't eat all of the cookies at work, but no one needs to know if I do it at home, right? The potential for public shame is essential to keep me reigned in.  I did treat myself to a batch of brownies recently, and happily consumed quite a few (which is why there aren't more on the plate...)

Brownies are such a personal thing - how chocolatey, how rich, nuts or plain, chocolate chips... This is my family's brownie recipe; it's what I grew up eating, and the only one I make at home.  They're cakey, not chewy, and have just the right density.

Makes one 8" x 8" pan of brownies.
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup melted butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
3/4 cup flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Line pan with parchment paper.
  2. Beat sugar, salt and vanilla into eggs.  For a crunchy top, beat for 2-3 minutes.  
  3. Stir in chocolate and butter.
  4. Stir in flour until just combined.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
  6. Let cool and eat!


  1. Amen to public shame keeping the sweet tooth in check! I tend to prefer a chewy brownie myself, but these look delicious (and, as you said, you can't go wrong with fat, sugar, and chocolate). Plus, it's really hard to screw up a brownie.....well, except for that delicious smelling hockey puck I made that one time... The disappointment was too much for words.

  2. Thanks for the recipe - it looks delicious!

  3. One can never have too many brownie recipes. These look really good, thanks!

  4. Friday has just become my new favourite day! These brownies look amaaaaaayzing! I would eat them in the comfort of my own home, without having to share, too :)